It's been a long time coming, but Blizzard has finally launched the online character profile system for Diablo III, meaning if you have a web browser, you have the ability to gloat about your in-game prowess.
It's essentially the same system we've seen for World of Warcraft, with information on everything you could want to know about your character: Gear, stats, difficulty progression... you can even see which classes you prefer, if you're a multi-class sort of player.
And it's not just your own stuff that's on display: Your friends' profiles are also now available, and you can check out all of their stats, specs, and what sort of gear they're luggin' around.
But wait - there's more. The Blizzard web team reports:
We like that profiles provide for easy sharing, comparing, and refining of your heroes as you pursue monster-slaying mastery. In fact, we like profiles so much that we plan to add even more functionality to them as Diablo III evolves, including detailed statistics and tabs for achievements and artisans.
...and they're open to suggestions, too. If you've got any ideas about what you think should be included in these Diablo III character profiles, make sure you let Blizzard know - the Diablo III forums are a good place to start.
Jimmy the Geek